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The Door to Nowhere: Part 2

The Door to Nowhere: Part 2 By Christopher Waltz
I didn’t open the door that night. I couldn’t. I wanted nothing more than to find the right key on the ring my boss had given me and fling the door open to find my son waiting for me on the other side, but in the back of my mind, I knew that wasn’t possible. My son had been dead for months, and after a few short moments of deep contemplation, I reminded myself of that. I reminded myself that there was no way I had heard Colton’s voice, because he was dead. A piece of information I should also divulge is that a week before hearing the scratching at the door and the small, scared voice saying, “Daddy?” I had started seeing a therapist. Not because I was having hard time believing Colton had died, but because I had started having thoughts of ending my own suffering. Judge all you want, but my wife had left me, I’d lost my job, and my son had been mowed down by a reckless driver while playing on the monkey bars at his elementary school. It was …

Dead Oaks: "Leftover Fireworks"

Tim and Robbie think they've hit the jackpot when they wonder upon an abandoned fireworks stand shortly after the 4th of July, but what they encounter inside will make the pair wish they'd just stayed home. Today’s episode, “Leftover Fireworks,” was written by Melissa L. Webb and was narrated by Christopher Waltz. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney and "Spy Story," courtesy of Purple Planet. Check back in two weeks for the season finale of Dead Oaks, “The King of the Scum.” For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast.

The Door to Nowhere: Part 1

By Christopher Waltz
It’s August 23rd, and I think I may be losing my mind. You see, times have been tough for me, just like times have been tough for most other people. I’m a middle-class white guy with a college education, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have it better than most other people I know up until about four months ago. Was it the best life in the world, well, now that I’m looking back on it, yeah, it probably was. I taught middle school English in the city, and even though the hours were almost as awful as the pay (Shove it with your “But you get summers off” nonsense, by the way.), I actually felt like I was making a difference in some of the kids’ lives. The school is in a poor area, and a lot of the kids don’t have a positive role model, especially a male one. I also had the advantage of teaching in the same building as my wife, meaning we got to do things most married couples don’t, like have lunch together and make out in the staff bathroom during our free periods. D…

Dead Oaks: "Welcome Home"

In the penultimate episode of season two, Otto finds his brother and finally comes face-to-face with Dr. Nate, who has sinister plans for both Otto and August.
“Welcome Home,” was written by Christopher Waltz. The voice of Otto Gillespie was Aaron Beck and the voice of Dr. Nate was special guest star Ryan Moore. Music in today’s episode was “Creepy,” written and performed by Nicholas Critney. Check back in two weeks for the next short story episode of Dead Oaks, “Leftover Fireworks” by Melissa L. Webb, and stay tuned on June 4th for the season finale of Dead Oaks, “The King of the Scum.” For more information, visit www.deadoakspodcast.com or find us on twitter, @deadoakspodcast.